Whenever you decide you need to insert a little speed into your training, think of a workout like this one! Just keep in mind that speed phases should be incorporated after you a have solid aerobic base (2-6 weeks of low intensity running). Excess anaerobic training (sprinting) with an insufficient aerobic base is like fine-tuning a small, inefficient, dirty-burning car engine. While adding anaerobic conditioning to an already efficient aerobic system is like building a powerful, clean-burning Tesla engine.
Healthy running not only means keeping our physical bodies in prime condition but it also means keeping our minds in an optimal state. As a runner, your greatest asset - or sometimes enemy, is your brain. What you think and feel on and off the road also has a huge influence over how you perform once you lace them up on race day. Today we'll cover tips on how to train your brain to unlock and capture the miraculous potential of your body's most important asset.
Obviously, working with a coach is the most efficient means of developing and maintaining a proper running form, but since this may not always be practical - we feel it's important to empower you with some tools you can use to spot-check your form on your own. Today, we'll give you tips on using self-correction drills to provide feedback on your stride efficiency. Using these tools periodically will ensure you're staying on the path of the Pose Method and reaping all of the rewards it brings!
Welcome to our holiday gift to you:Twelve Days of Healthy Running Tips On the ninth day of Christmasmy run coach taught to me:Why Strength is Importanta tech time-out7 cardinal rules of nutritioncultivate neutral feetrecruit my hamstringshow to use gravity3 key running phasesto use my Achilles tendonsand a proper foot strike... As a runner you are almost guaranteed to get injured. While it's true that runners practicing Pose have significantly less occurrence of injury - the problem arises when form falters due to fatigue. How do you combat fatigue? Strength. Admit it, as an avid runner, you will do anything in your power to.. - Read More
Welcome to our holiday gift to you:Twelve Days of Healthy Running Tips On the eighth day of Christmasmy run coach taught to me:A Tech Time-Out7 cardinal rules of nutritioncultivate neutral feetrecruit my hamstringshow to use gravity3 key running phasesto use my Achilles tendonsand a proper foot strike... On race day do you constantly check your pace and heart rate like they were your vital signs? Give yourself a break - you're not in the ER. Obsessing over these numbers probably means you're ignoring the best indicator you have at your disposal - your body. Not only are you ignoring your body, you're diminishing.. - Read More
Welcome to our holiday gift to you:Twelve Days of Healthy Running Tips On the seventh day of Christmasmy run coach taught to me:7 Cardinal Rules of Nutritioncultivate neutral feetrecruit my hamstringshow to use gravity3 key running phasesto use my Achilles tendonsand a proper foot strike... At some point in your life as an endurance athlete there will come a time when you find yourself not recovering fast enough to meet the demands of your training. You have two choices: chalk it up to physical limitations - none of us are getting any younger… OR you can change your strategy. Choose the latter, you.. - Read More